The concept of creating a "landing strip" in my apartment to sort through the clutter of the day and attempt to filter through things as they come in is one that appeals to me. However, my petite abode lacks any sort of entryway, with the door instead opening straight into the main living area.
In an effort to put this theory into practice I decided, instead of taking things too literally, to go with the idea behind the landing strip and reassess how I deal with things as they come into the apartment and refine the system I currently have in place.
We mounted a hook on the back of our front door to create a place to hang the dogs' leashes, or coats and umbrellas when they need to hang to dry. Dog bags and treats are also kept by the front door, hidden away atop the fridge.
Incoming mail gets tucked into my "inbox" next to my desk until it is sorted and then is filed away.
I keep a "catch-all bowl" for keys, loose change and whatever else is rattling around in our pockets at the end of the day on the edge of the bookcase.
While it isn't ideal, that is my version. Is anyone else in the same boat?
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(Image credits: Kim Lucian)